- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Mono - English, Spanish
- Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Theatrical Trailer
- Portuguese Trailer
- Fox Flix Trailers
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 08/16/2002
"...This is on most lists of Presley's top movies, along with JAILHOUSE ROCK and KING CREOLE..."
Uncut - 09/01/2005
"[A] superior cowboys'n'injuns caper..."
FLAMING STAR marks one of Elvis Presley's rare attempts at serious drama on the big screen. Although his own family is comprised of a mixture of ancestries--a white father, a white brother from his father's previous marriage, and a full-blooded Indian mother--Pacer (Presley) learns that when brutal means are used in the outside world, it cannot be long before such actions will disrupt his tranquil life and cause the bloodshed of those he holds dear.
Elvis Presley |
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- Theatrical release: December 20, 1960.
- The Elvis Presley role was originally written for Marlon Brando by Nunnally Johnson and rewritten for the singer by Clair Huffaker.
- The film was banned in South Africa.
- Sci-fi icon Barbara Steele was considered for the Barbara Eden role.
- Siegel brought in a karate trainer for Presley but found that the singer had more karate skills than the instructor.
- Siegel was surprised by the extent of the King''s acting talent and felt that he was wasted in most of his subsequent films.
- Presley songs include: "Flaming Star," music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and Sid Wayne; and "A Cane and a High-Starched Collar," music and lyrics by Sid Tepper and Ray Bennett.